Daily Archives: 01/08/2017

IHBC launches new ToolBox Guidance Note on the ‘Stripey House’ case and S.215 Notices

Following the recent decision of the High Court to allow the candy-coloured stripes to be retained on an unlisted house in a Kensington conservation area – the ‘Stripey House’ – the IHBC has published a short guidance note to clarify … Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC launches new ToolBox Guidance Note on the ‘Stripey House’ case and S.215 Notices

Looking for IHBC’s Conservation Wiki? Now only a click away using our Home Page icon!

IHBC website users can now access a key IHBC service more readily as the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki now has its dedicated icon link from our Home page, offering easy access to Designing Buildings Wiki’s 3 million users a year via … Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on Looking for IHBC’s Conservation Wiki? Now only a click away using our Home Page icon!

IHBC CPD boost on science of heritage: Why Roman concrete stands strong when modern version decays

Scientists apparently have cracked the secret to Roman water-based structures’ strength, in findings that could help today’s builders.   Open Culture video

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC CPD boost on science of heritage: Why Roman concrete stands strong when modern version decays

IHBC network update: Accessing the DCLG’s ‘Review of Building Regulations and Standards

The IHBC has been asked to note to members an open route to participation in the Department for Communities & Local Government’s (DCLG’s) anticipated Review of Building Regulations and Standards following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC network update: Accessing the DCLG’s ‘Review of Building Regulations and Standards

AHF’s new Scottish historic building regeneration grant aimed at communities

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is expanding its grant-giving programme and has launched a new Scottish Community Development Grant that enables historic building regeneration projects in communities across Scotland.

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on AHF’s new Scottish historic building regeneration grant aimed at communities

RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2017: shortlist announced

From cycling to commuting, housing to land ownership and the digital economy – this year’s RTPI Awards for Research Excellence shortlist reflects the depth and breadth of planning research.

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2017: shortlist announced

Historic England celebrates 200th birthday of Victorian Gothic Revivalist J.L. Pearson

Historic England has published a report entitled ‘The Church and Chapel Interiors of John Loughborough Pearson:  A Selective Assessment of their significance’ to celebrate the 200 birthday of the Victorian Gothic Revivalist architect

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Historic England celebrates 200th birthday of Victorian Gothic Revivalist J.L. Pearson

Design and Access Statements in Wales: Why, What and How

The Design Commission for Wales has written a design and access Statement which has been published by the Welsh Government consequent to legislative changes concerning design and access (DAS) in April last year. 

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Design and Access Statements in Wales: Why, What and How

Opinion from the Times: Bournville model and the housing crisis – Ensure effective management

The CEO of Bournville Village Trust has welcomed the call for 50 new Garden Villages but warns that effective management is necessary to ensure success and create sustainable new communities, rather than just offer a badge of convenience.

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Opinion from the Times: Bournville model and the housing crisis – Ensure effective management

Conservation local and global update form the BBC: Hong Kong: Plans to demolish WW2-era buildings withdrawn

The BBC has recently reported on how conservation groups in Hong Kong are celebrating the withdrawal of a controversial plan to demolish a cluster of low-rise tenement buildings in the heart of the city to make room for high-rise towers.

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Conservation local and global update form the BBC: Hong Kong: Plans to demolish WW2-era buildings withdrawn